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Creme de’mentia and more on mints

1 October 2011, After working outside on this raw, bone chilling day, I find myself  sipping on peppermint tea to help ease into this soggy autumn and attempt to ward off what feels like an impending cold.  Being that it … Continue reading

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Plant Rant: Dog Days and Mad-dog Skullcaps

9/6/2011 Below is a plant rant I wrote a couple of weeks ago that became lost in the pile of uncompleted summer projects.  Reading through this rant once again, it already feels outdated, but yet retains a notion of a … Continue reading

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Plant Rant: Scaping into Summer with Garlic

How did it get to be the end of June already? The moist cool days of spring abruptly changed into the hazy, hot, humid, daze of summer, and the garden has been without any significant rain for weeks now. Looking … Continue reading

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Campaign to restore the reputation of Dent de Lion…Dandelion

I’m afraid there’s no denyin’ I’m just a dandylion A fate I don’t deserve. ~ the  Cowardly Lion in “If I only had the Nerve” children have it right about the humble dandelion – it’s just us acculturated adults who … Continue reading

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On Bitter Herbs and Crucifers

This past week, I journeyed out of the quiet piedmont to the hustle bustle of New York City to participate in the Passover Seder and the retelling of the Exodus story out of Egypt. The story is illuminated by lively … Continue reading

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Plant Rant – Bloodroot, Bloom Times and Peep Shows

April 11, 2011 The Washington Post article, Plants’ Earlier Bloom Times Hurting Some Creatures, (April 9, 2011 – front page- A section) reports how climate change may be causing wildflowers to bloom early and adversely affecting the interrelationships of species.  … Continue reading

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Jim Duke’s Radioprotective Recipes

Today, April 4, 2011, Jim Duke turns 82. Jim continues to write, teach, research, make us soup, make music and inspire on a daily basis.  The last two weeks Jim has been working at compiling herbs with radioprotective activities. Below … Continue reading

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This Week’s Plant Rant – The Anniversary of Three Mile Island

march 27, 2011 Early spring happenings in the garden: Vinca minor blooms in Alzheimer’s; ramps leafy greens are up in the valley – harvested with bulbs and served in Duke’s soup; ostrich fiddleheads begin to unfurl and are bit by … Continue reading

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This Week’s Plant Rant – Stalking to Survive

3/14/2011 The earthquake, tsunami and potential for nuclear meltdown have been a horrifying true triple threat to the Japanese people.  Thousands of survivors are stranded or living in shelters with a just a mere paucity of food and water.  Emergency … Continue reading

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This Week’s Plant Rant

YAWN! After a tough winter that left a battlefield of limbs strewn across the Green Farmacy Garden, Mother Nature woke up and gave us a tease of spring.  She was delighted, but realized that there was a lot of work … Continue reading

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